Amber - posted on 06/26/2010 ( 102 moms have responded )
So I had made the decision that if I had a boy, I wasn't going to circumcise him. I'm getting a lot of grief over this decision and was wondering if I'm making the right decision. In my opinion I am, and to each their own, but, just making sure I guess, or looking for some sort of support. I've done a lot of research on the subject, and I realize that it's going to take extra care and hygiene habits to upkeep with it. That to me is no problem. I have a lot of friends who aren't circumcised and they don't mind it at all. I even have some guy friends who say they wish they weren't. The two potential fathers of this baby, the one is circumcised and is having a down right FIT over the fact that I said I'm not going to do it to this one, and the other isn't circumcised but hasn't had a chance to speak his mind. I've had people tell me the risk of infection is greater, but I've also heard the opposite. I believe that if it's not cleaned properly and often, then yes, infection can be higher for him but aside from that, I believe the chance for infection to be the same as one who isn't circumcised. I was also told that I'm horrible for making him grow up to have to take the extra care of it. I also see it as, he won't know anything other than that, so why would it be a burden? I could understand if you could circumcise them, they get used to it, and then if it ever grew back telling them they can't do it again, and it being a chore, but, he's going to have it his whole life. He's going to be taught from day 1 to properly take care of it, etc. So I see no problem with it. Any light on this matter would be appreciated. Pros, cons, just no bashing. I get enough of it from the people around me.